Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

29-2035 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists

Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners. Monitor patient safety and comfort, and view images of area being scanned to ensure quality of pictures. May administer gadolinium contrast dosage intravenously. May interview patient, explain MRI procedures, and position patient on examining table. May enter into the computer data such as patient history, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified, and position of entry.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
29,560 1.9 % $31.45 $65,410 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.31 $26.24 $31.42 $36.31 $42.85
Annual Wage (2) $46,400 $54,570 $65,360 $75,530 $89,130


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 16,430 0.31 $30.94 $64,360
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 6,500 2.76 $32.07 $66,690
Offices of Physicians 4,620 0.19 $32.67 $67,960
Outpatient Care Centers 430 0.07 $33.05 $68,740
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 400 0.17 $32.21 $67,000

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 6,500 2.76 $32.07 $66,690
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 16,430 0.31 $30.94 $64,360
Offices of Physicians 4,620 0.19 $32.67 $67,960
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 400 0.17 $32.21 $67,000
Outpatient Care Centers 430 0.07 $33.05 $68,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 160 0.01 $36.00 $74,880
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 110 0.02 $35.01 $72,820
Outpatient Care Centers 430 0.07 $33.05 $68,740
Offices of Physicians 4,620 0.19 $32.67 $67,960
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 400 0.17 $32.21 $67,000


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 3,700 0.51 2.24 $29.07 $60,460
Texas 2,630 0.25 1.10 $30.59 $63,620
California 1,920 0.13 0.59 $40.58 $84,400
Ohio 1,450 0.29 1.26 $27.93 $58,100
New York 1,280 0.15 0.66 $35.74 $74,340




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 300 0.74 3.27 $33.89 $70,480
Rhode Island 280 0.61 2.70 $35.34 $73,510
Florida 3,700 0.51 2.24 $29.07 $60,460
Tennessee 830 0.31 1.38 $27.43 $57,060
Minnesota 820 0.31 1.38 $32.29 $67,170




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 310 0.28 1.23 $40.88 $85,030
California 1,920 0.13 0.59 $40.58 $84,400
Hawaii 70 0.12 0.53 $38.73 $80,560
Alaska 50 0.16 0.70 $37.36 $77,710
New Jersey 880 0.23 1.02 $36.66 $76,250





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 800 0.16 0.69 $38.97 $81,060
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 670 0.32 1.40 $31.88 $66,310
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 650 0.37 1.63 $32.66 $67,930
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 640 0.24 1.07 $30.48 $63,400
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 620 0.55 2.42 $29.44 $61,230
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 600 0.35 1.55 $34.94 $72,680
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 550 0.55 2.41 $27.17 $56,500
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 500 0.14 0.60 $34.53 $71,810
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 480 0.26 1.16 $28.06 $58,360
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 470 0.20 0.88 $34.41 $71,580




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Port St. Lucie, FL 190 1.55 6.84 $30.87 $64,210
Canton-Massillon, OH 140 0.87 3.83 $27.74 $57,700
Gainesville, FL 100 0.85 3.76 $28.45 $59,170
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 120 0.82 3.62 $25.59 $53,220
Knoxville, TN 260 0.80 3.53 $24.79 $51,570
Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ Metropolitan Division 260 0.79 3.50 $34.32 $71,380
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 140 0.75 3.30 $27.94 $58,110
Columbia, MO 60 0.75 3.31 $26.09 $54,270
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 110 0.74 3.28 $27.26 $56,700
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 130 0.71 3.14 $27.20 $56,570




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 90 0.10 0.44 $46.64 $97,010
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 240 0.19 0.83 $41.95 $87,260
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.14 0.61 $41.85 $87,050
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 270 0.33 1.47 $41.36 $86,040
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 170 0.12 0.53 $40.95 $85,180
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.12 0.51 $40.79 $84,840
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 60 0.21 0.94 $40.70 $84,660
Honolulu, HI 40 0.10 0.44 $40.48 $84,200
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 130 0.14 0.61 $40.44 $84,120
Fresno, CA 100 0.30 1.34 $39.57 $82,310

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 120 1.72 7.60 $17.34 $36,070
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 80 0.28 1.25 $28.19 $58,630
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 80 0.21 0.94 $28.40 $59,060
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 70 0.51 2.23 $27.93 $58,090
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 1.56 $30.20 $62,810

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area 120 1.72 7.60 $17.34 $36,070
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 50 0.78 3.44 $33.24 $69,140
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area 40 0.61 2.70 $28.34 $58,940
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area 70 0.51 2.23 $27.93 $58,090
South Florida nonmetropolitan area 50 0.49 2.15 $28.25 $58,760

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Sussex County, Delaware nonmetropolitan area 50 0.78 3.44 $33.24 $69,140
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 0.86 $31.79 $66,120
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 1.50 $30.93 $64,330
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.35 1.56 $30.20 $62,810
Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.15 0.66 $29.32 $60,980


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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